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Eid-el Kabir: Ikpeazu, Ogah, Kalu calls for peaceful co-existence of Nigerians

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has assured Muslims and the people of the state that his administration shall continue to uphold the religious rights of every citizen and provide an enabling environment for the sustenance of peace and harmony amongst all those living in the State.

Governor Ikpeazu, who gave the assurance in a message congratulating Muslim faithfuls in Nigeria on the commemoration of 2021 Eld-El Kabir celebration, tasked them to eschew negative tendencies that create religious tension.

He thanked the Muslim community in the State for keeping the peace.

The Sallah message was made available to Newspot on Tuesday night by Onyebuchi Ememanka, the Chief Press Secretary to the Abia Governor.

Ikpeazu urged them to vigorously pursue and entrench the ideals of peaceful coexistence and the virtues of tolerance.

He further challenged the Muslim faithfuls to assist the Government to fish out the bad eggs amongst them whose aim is to create unnecessary religious tension in the State, noting that the Muslims in the State have been great advocates of peace and have remained law abiding.

The State Chief Executive congratulated them on this celebration of Sallah and challenged them to imbibe the characteristics associated with the Holy Prophet Mohammed, such as humility, sacrifice, love, peace and unity.

In the same vein, the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah has called on Nigerians to remain committed to God in prayers for peace, unity, security, and progress of the country.

In a Sallah message on Tuesday, Ogah felicitated with all Muslim faithful across the country, wishing them the blessings and guidance of Allah.

The Minister further appealed to Nigerians to embrace the virtues of love, peace, charity, and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

He noted that the significance of the Islamic celebration had a great positive impact in enhancing the peace, unity, and progress of the country.

He further underlined that the federal government was committed to overcoming current challenges facing the country, particularly security, socio-economic, and public health arising from COVID-19.

While applauding the people of Abia, his state, for remaining peaceful and committed to national unity, he urged them to continually adhere strictly to all precautionary measures put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, the Senate Majority Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu in his Eid-el Kabir message on Tuesday, charged Muslim faithfuls to use the occasion to pray for the progress of the country.

According to Senator Kalu, “It is a season of self-appraisal as individuals in the service of Allah and humanity.

“The teachings of the Holy Qur’an and exemplary qualities of Prophet Muhammad must be demonstrated in our daily lives.

“For a better society, the acts of forgiveness, alms-giving, togetherness, and selflessness must be encouraged.

“As we mark Eid-el Kabir, prayers must be offered for the progress of the country”.

On his part, the Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu called on Nigerians to return to the values of peaceful co-existence and brotherly love as Nigerian Muslims join their counterparts worldwide to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

In a goodwill message made available to Newspot on Tuesday, Moghalu said that the nation needs brotherly love and harmonious co-existence among her citizens.

According to him, Nigeria had the capacity to face and overcome the numerous challenges currently threatening her peace if all parties can come together.

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